Quick Summary

  • Conversion of AFP and simple line data documents to PDF
  • No custom configuration on client workstations
  • Search and navigation features within multi-page documents
  • Developed and field tested by Ricoh Professional Services

Ricoh Web Enablement Solutions Suite

Expand your online services

An electronic bill presentment program is your route to expanded online services, and the Ricoh® Web Enablement Solutions Suite provides a set of tools – each tool is individually orderable – to simplify your migration to electronic delivery of customer information. You can preserve original document fidelity while you serve up information such as monthly invoices or statements.

Web Enablement transform software allows you to convert Advanced Function Presentation™ (AFP™) and simple line data documents to Adobe® Acrobat® PDF. Using this solution, you can expand online services while you reduce costs.

Highlights

  • Converts AFP and simple line data documents to PDF for immediate Web-browser viewing
  • Reduces printing and mailing costs by enabling electronic document delivery
  • Installs easily and runs on a variety of platforms
  • Requires no custom configuration on client workstations
  • Offers Ricoh AFP2PDF Transform to handle documents of high complexity, including Double Byte Character Sets
  • Offers Ricoh Line2PDF Transform to handle both ANSI and machine carriage control
  • Supports PDF encryption, linearization, password protection and digital signatures
  • Allows you to use search and navigation features to retrieve information and maneuver within multi-page documents
  • Easily integrates with IBM® Content Manager OnDemand, InfoPrint® Manager for Windows and InfoPrint Manager for AIX
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Ricoh AFP2PDF Transform and Ricoh Line2PDF Transform

Choose the capabilities you want via individual components within the Ricoh Web Enablement Solutions Suite.

Runs on a variety of platforms

Implement Web Enablement transform software quickly and easily in your business environment.

Runs on your Web server or other back-end application server

Avoid the time, disruption and expense associated with configuring client workstations.

Customized AFP transformation

Improve processing time and viewing. Create configuration files to substitute pregenerated graphics and images, such as logos, that appear regularly in your documents. Add images to emulate preprinted forms and/or color to replace Advanced Function Presentation™ (AFP™) shaded areas.

PDF file security

Increase control over your information with an added layer of security and encryption. Define owner to control modification, copying and printing. Define end-user passwords to control document access. Add a digital signature to provide another layer of security.

Integration with Content Manager™ OnDemand™, OnDemand Web Enablement Kit, WebSphere Information Integrator Content Edition and InfoPrint® Manager for Windows and InfoPrint Manager for AIX

Simplify and streamline content management throughout your enterprise.

Support for APIs and command line interfaces

Achieve greater flexibility by being able to use the Ricoh Web Enablement Solutions Suite transforms programmatically.

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With the Ricoh Web Enablement Solutions Suite, you can transform Advanced Function Presentation™ (AFP™) and simple line data documents to Adobe® Acrobat® PDF. With this solution, you can enable your business to serve up statements, invoices and other communications online. In addition, by integrating the Web Enablement Solutions Suite with other solutions such as IBM® Content Manager™ OnDemand™, Websphere Information Integrator Content Edition, InfoPrint® Manager for Windows and InfoPrint Manager for AIX, you can extend your content management system, archives and related workflow.

Capabilities

The Ricoh Web Enablement Solutions Suite offers the following capabilities:

  • Convert AFP and simple line data documents into PDF.
  • View and print PDF documents using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Maintain AFP document fidelity.
  • Display images and text onscreen with the same fidelity as if they were printed.
  • Use search and navigation features to retrieve information and maneuver within multi-page documents.
  • Customize AFP document transformation with regularly used images, such as logos, color and more to reduce processing time and enhance viewing.
  • Add another layer of security to PDF files with passwords and encryption.
  • Transform complex AFP documents, including files that contain Double Byte Character Sets.
  • Transform simple line data documents that contain ANSI or machine carriage control.

Supported platforms

The Ricoh Web Enablement Solutions Suite of products operates on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (or later), AIX 5.3 (or later), Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) V5 (or later) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 (or later). For information on HP-UX, Sun Solaris, Linux (zSeries®), iSeries® (PASE or AIX LPAR), or OS/390®- z/OS® (USS), contact your Ricoh production specialist.

Client software requirements

Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 (or later) is all that is needed to view PDF documents. Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0.5 (or later) is need to view PDF documents that have been digitally signed.

Available interfaces

With a C/C++, Java and command line interface, the Ricoh Web Enablement Solutions Suite can be integrated with applications distributing information on the World Wide Web.

Content management integration

Web Enablement transform software is designed to be fully integrated with IBM Content Manager OnDemand and the OnDemand Web Enablement Kit.

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Ricoh Web Enablement Solutions Suite How It Works

How does it work?


AFP2WEB Technologies reside on your Web server or other back-end application server. Our Solutions Services team assists you with installing the solution and integrating it with your application.

AFP2WEB Technologies consist of four components, all of which are Double Byte Character Sets (DBCS) enabled to support traditional and simplified Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

AFP2WEB — HTML feature


  • Available interfaces: this feature is tightly integrated with DB2® Content Manager On Demand and Websphere Information Integrator Content Edition. It also offers a command line interface and a C/C++ API set, and a Java interface.
  • Supported platforms:
    • Windows 2000 or later, AIX, HP-UX, Sun Solaris, Linux (x/p/z Series)
    • OS/390 – z/OS (UNIX System Services)
    • iSeries (AIX LPAR and PASE – Portable Application Solutions Environment)

AFP2WEB — PDF feature


  • Available interfaces: this feature is tightly integrated with DB2® Content Manager On Demand and Websphere Information Integrator Content Edition. It also offers a command line interface and a C/C++ API set, and a Java interface.
  • Supported platforms:
    • Windows 2000 or later, AIX, HP-UX, Sun Solaris, Linux (x/p/z Series)
    • OS/390 – z/OS (UNIX System Services)
    • iSeries (AIX LPAR and PASE – Portable Application Solutions Environment)
  • Security: owner and end-user password protection 40/128-bit encryption and digital signature support are available.

AFP2WEB — XML feature


  • Consists of two programs
    • BUILDICT – Windows Graphical User Interface, which allows users to select triggers and generates XML data tags and associate XML data tags with AFP data.
    • AFP2XML, which reads existing AFP file, uses XML control file to determine what data to extract and how to format and creates XML file. Uses JAVA User Programming Exit for complex data extraction requirements.
  • Supported platforms:
    • Graphical User Interface – Windows
    • ExtractXML – Windows 2000 or later, AIX, HP-UX, Sun Solaris, Linux (x/p/z Series), OS/390-z/OS (UNIX System Services)

AFP2XML — Batch Conversion

AFP2Web XML Batch flow diagram

AFP Visual Indexer


  • Consists of two programs:
    • BuildICT – Windows 2000 or later Graphical User Interface, which allows users to select triggers and manipulate group/page level index values, and creates an "index control file."
    • IndexAFP, which reads existing AFP files and writes new AFP files with group/page level tagged logical elements (TLEs), and it generates data, resource and index output files such as ACIF. Uses JAVA User Programming Exit for complex indexing requirements. Provides the ability to parse NOP strings and create index values.
  • Supported platforms:
    • Graphical User Interface – Windows 2000 or later
    • IndexAFP – Windows 2000 or later, AIX, HP-UX, Sun Solaris, Linux (x/p/z Series), OS/390 – z/OS (UNIX System Services)

Indexing data with AFP Visual Indexer

AFP Visual Indexer
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